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1950-51 Pelly Cup
Alfred D. Cox front row centre with ball at feet
West Ham Juniors
Alfred D. Cox
Team group and medal images courtesy
of family member Marco Figueira
West Ham United had a proud boast back in 1954 as the English club to have made the most appearances against teams from other countries.
Most of these matches were played over the course of several Continental tours. Servette FC from Geneva is one of the oldest Swiss football clubs, being founded in 1890, this was the first time we had welcomed a Swiss football club to the Boleyn Ground.
On this occasion the Hammers ran out comfortable winners, a John Arnott debut hat-trick and goals from John Dick and Jim Barrett sealed a 5-1 victory.
Chiswick, Wright, Kinsell, Parker, Allison, Bing
Hooper, Barrett, Arnott, Dick, Andrews
Evening Standard London 5-A-Side Championship
Pelly Cup Final
Evening Standard 5-A-Side Championship
Information on the 1955 Evening Standard London 5-a-side tournament held at the Harringay Arena is sparse. A Fleet Street strike at the time suspended all newspaper publications; as a result, the news blackout ran from March 14 to April 20 1955 which unfortunately straddled the 13 April 1955 tournament. Following the end of the maintenance workers’ strike on Thursday April 21, a week after the competition, London’s Evening Standard ran a summary of their championships. This summary covered the semi-final and final but did not disclose the results of the earlier rounds.
West Ham would have gained some satisfaction from beating Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at the semi-final stage after losing to them in the first round the previous year. The Hammers met their match in the final with Fulham running out winners by a three goal margin, inside-right Jimmy Hill scored an early goal, Derek Parker equalised for West Ham. Bobby Robson then scored two goals in quick succession with inside-forward Johnny Haynes wrapping things up for the west London side by adding a fourth to take the trophy home to Craven Cottage.
West Ham United: Ernie Gregory, Derek Parker, Albert Foan, Harry Hooper, Malcolm Musgrove, Reserve: Billy Dare
This runners-up medal was presented to West Ham United goalkeeper Ernie Gregory.
1950-51 Essex Professional Cup
Essex Professional Cup Final
The Essex Professional Cup competition was instituted in 1949 by the Essex County Football Association, and was open to entry from all professional clubs in the county of Essex. The inaugural final was won by Southend United. West Ham United reached the 1950-51 final by beating Colchester United in the first round, then overcoming Leyton Orient in a semi-final replay 6-1 at Upton Park after the two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Brisbane Road.
Gerry Gazzard Gazzard was a member of the Hammers' side that beat holders Southend United 2-0 with goals from Tommy Moroney and Bill Robindon to win the 1951 Essex Professional Cup. Gazzard was also in the losing final side the following season to Colchester United at Layer Road.
Medal image courtesy
of Rog and Sarah Gazzard